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Urban Outfitters Beats Estimates On Revenues And Earnings, But Comparable Sales Disappoint

by Trefis Team
Urban Outfitters ‘ (NASDAQ:URBN) Q2 fiscal 2015 revenues increased by 7% year over year driven by new store openings and growth in its wholesale business. Its revenues for the quarter stood at $811 million, which was $6 million more than wh...
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New Games Fuel Perfect World’s Growth In Q2’14 But Higher Mobile Revenue Can Impact Gross Margin

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Perfect World (NASDAQ:PWRD), a Chinese online gaming company specializing in developing 3D MMORPGs (massively multiplayer online role playing games), reported its Q2 2014 earnings on August 18. At $149 million, the company witnessed a 4.2% sequen...
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Estée Lauder Posts Strong FY14 Results On Rising Demand For Prestige Cosmetics Globally

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Estée Lauder (NYSE:EL) reported its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 results on August 15. The manufacturer of prestige cosmetics reported an 8% jump in sales in fiscal year 2014, supported by strong performances from its skin care and make-up...
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Gap Inc Earnings Preview: Sluggish Premium Brands To Offset Steady Old Navy

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Apparel major,  Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) is scheduled to release its Q2 fiscal 2014 earnings on August 21. In a recent press release, the company stated that its Q2 comparable sales growth was flat as compared to 5% increase witnessed in the same quart...
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Can Mobile Ad Platform Boost Yahoo’s Ad Revenues

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Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) has been increasingly looking to address the decline in its ads revenues by developing and delivering content across its mobile platform. To do so, one of the strategies it adopted was to acqui-hire, which is hiring talent t...
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GE Mulls Sale Of Its Appliances Unit As It Seeks To Lift Its Industrial Margins

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General Electric (NYSE:GE) is mulling sale of its century-old consumer appliances business, as it is seeking to raise margins in its industrial business. Swedish consumer appliances manufacturer, Electrolux, confirmed last week that it is in talk...
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Southwest’s Expanding International Service Will Lift Its Growth In The Coming Years

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Earlier this month,  Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) began flying to Mexico, taking over routes that were previously served by AirTran. Prior to this, in July, the low-cost carrier begun flying to three near international destinations – Nassa...
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Petrobras Extends Gas Import Deal With Bolivian Company To Fuel Its Thermoelectric Plant In Brazil

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Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) and the Bolivian state-owned oil and gas company, YPFB, recently agreed to extend the supply of natural gas to a Brazilian thermoelectric power plant until December 31, 2016. Currently, YPFB supplies 2.24 ...
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Will FedEx’s Recent Indictment Impact Its Ability To Meet Short Term Obligations?

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FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX), a logistics and courier delivery company, had recently been indicted with drug trafficking in relation to transporting and delivering controlled substances that were sold illegally.  Adding to the charges, the U.S. J...
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Q2 2014 U.S. Investment Bank Round-Up: Debt Trading

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Investment banks around the globe witnessed weak debt trading revenues for yet another quarter in Q2, as tighter regulatory requirements and uncertainty about interest rates weighed on the performance of their FICC (fixed income, currencies &...
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Q2 2014 U.S. Investment Bank Round-Up: Equity Trading

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Global investment banks witnessed a marked reduction in equity trading activity over the second quarter of the year compared to the considerably strong year-ago period when reports of the Fed’s tapering plans made equity investments more at...
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Sprint’s New CEO Gets Down To Business, Launches New Plan To Lure Customers

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Within one week of taking over, Sprint ‘s (NYSE:S) new CEO Marcelo Claure has given an indication of how he intends to turn around the company. On Monday, the company announced a new set of shared data plans called Family Share Pack, provid...
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How Cisco-NetApp’s FlexPod Impacts EMC And VMware

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Leading storage provider NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) and networking giant Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) signed an agreement back in 2010 to build FlexPod, an integrated infrastructure to take on rival storage company EMC (NYSE:EMC). Integrated infrastructure is b...
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Why Apple’s Mac Product Segment Still Has Room For Growth

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The Mac has emerged as one of Apple ’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) strongest performing products this year. Although the Mac isn’t nearly as big a driver of Apple’s valuation as the iPhone, it accounts for about 13% of the company’s stock price, accordi...
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Verizon To Launch VoLTE Service By December, Delays Launch Of LTE-Only Phones

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Verizon (NYSE:VZ) plans to launch Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service in the U.S. by the end of this year, according to CFO Fran Shammo. Speaking at the Oppenheimer Technology, Internet & Communications Conference last week, he said that VoLTE wil...
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